Keeping waterlines clean is critical for every dental office. Evidence shows the narrow tubing, low flow rates and frequent stagnation periods found in water delivery systems create the ideal breeding ground for microbial contaminants in dental unit waterlines.
The CDC says dental practices should use water containing no more than 500 colony forming units (CFUs) per milliliter. However, with new waterlines, the microbial count can reach 200,000 CFUs/mL within just 5 days if left untreated.
Simply maintaining the waterlines is not enough; it is a two-part process of cleaning and maintenance. Over time, bacteria can overwhelm the waterline environment and begin to create microbial deposits. Hu-Friedy offers a variety of products to help dental offices clean and maintain their dental unit waterlines.
HU-FRIEDY WATERLINE FILTER
- The Hu-Friedy Waterline Filter continuously works to deliver clean water to patients and staff for one year. The filter features a convenient, ready-to-use cartridge that is easy to install and inhibits microbial contamination in the waterline. With a universal design, it can be used with either a municipal waterline or an independent water reservoir. The filter is non-corrosive and does not contain silver or other hazardous materials, allowing for quick and easy disposal.
IRRIGANT SOLUTION CONCENTRATE
- VistaClean is a daily irrigant solution derived from organic citrus botanicals and is safe for use with patients.
It helps protect water lines and equipment from deposits and scale and works to emulsify organic and inorganic contaminants that can build up in water lines.
VistaClean leaves no taste or odor and is non-toxic when used as directed. This environmentally friendly solution is non-corrosive and has no negative effect on bond strength.